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An Untitled Aspiration MAG
Footsteps beyond the door.
You distinguish your father's slow, thoughtful trod.
Your mother's overbearing, deliberate march.
You sister's careful, timid waltz over eggshells-turned-landmines.
Never in sync.
You wonder where you fall into the monotonous menagerie.
Where your footsteps fall beyond closed doors.
Why your mother's always worried.
Why your dad is never quite right.
Why your sister hides herself away.
What will it be like when you're gone.
Will your stride lengthen and set you free,
Or will silent shackles set in.
You stretch your legs, put on your shoes,
Stare at the door.
This is your life.
These are your dreams.
Although they may come after you, you run.
Run for the bright lights that may blind you or serve as your spotlight.
Never looking back.